Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice

Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice

This is the perfect mid week meal to use leftover vegetables in the fridge. Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice Vegetable oil (for frying)1 clove garlic (or Fused Chopped Garlic) (peeled & thinly sliced)1 tbsp freshly grated ginger (or Fused Chopped Ginger)2 chicken...

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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Basic Fried Rice 4 portions cooked rice (freshly steamed or leftover)Vegetable oil (for frying )2 eggs (beaten)Few spring onions (finely sliced)Fused soy sauce (to season, shop here)Sesame oil (to season ) Add the vegetable oil to a wok or non-stick frying pan on a...

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Gilmar’s Homemade Burger

Gilmar’s Homemade Burger

Gilmar's Homemade Burger 4 tbsp Tomato ketchup2 tbsp worcestershire sauce1 tbsp sake or red wine1 tbsp Fused soy sauce300 g good quality beef minceFew handfuls panko or regular breadcrumbsVegetable oil To Serve4 buns1 tomato (sliced)4 edam cheese sliceSliced...

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Japanese Style Coleslaw with Daikon

Japanese Style Coleslaw with Daikon

Japanese Style Coleslaw with Daikon 100 g daikon (peeled and roughly grated)100 g carrot (peeled and roughly grated)2 tbsp mayo1 tsp rice vinegar1 tsp Fused Clever Classic soy sauce (shop here)Fused Cheeky Chilli soy sauce (to add spice, shop here )Black & white...

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Tuna & Mango Tataki Salad

Tuna & Mango Tataki Salad

  Tuna & Mango Tataki Salad Mixed sesame seeds to coat the tunaSalt and pepper to season the tuna100 g fresh tuna steak/loinVegetable oilA few handfuls of mixed salad leaves1 ripened mango peeled and cut into stripsFor the dressing:2 teaspoons Fused Clever...

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Chicken & Veg Stir Fry

Chicken & Veg Stir Fry

This is a quick and healthy recipe choice perfect for using leftovers in the fridge. Chicken & Veg Stir Fry Vegetable oil (for frying )1 clove of garlic (peeled and thinly sliced)Half red chilli (sliced )2 chicken breasts (cut into bitesize pieces)1 tablespoon...

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BBQ lamb skewers in a satay sauce

BBQ lamb skewers in a satay sauce

This lamb recipe is bursting with flavour and works well on the BBQ or in the oven. It is a fantastic recipe to celebrate the good weather over the summer months. BBQ lamb skewers in a satay sauce 500 g lamb shoulder (cut into cubes)Mix vegetables (cut into cubes)4...

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Sweet Potato Fries & Cheeky Chilli Soy

Sweet Potato Fries & Cheeky Chilli Soy

This recipe is a quick & healthy way to eat sweet potatoes as a snack or as a side dish to a main meal. Fused Cheeky Chilli Soy Sauce adds a delicious flavour to the sweet potato chips. You can use the oven or an air fryer for this recipe. I love Strong Roots...

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Homemade Matcha Lemonade

Homemade Matcha Lemonade

Here's my homemade lemonade recipe with a Japanese twist with added matcha. If you don't have matcha at home don't worry the recipe still works without it. Homemade Matcha Lemonade 200 g sugar200 ml cold water4 large fresh lemons1 litre of cold water1 tsp matcha...

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Chicken Katsu Curry From Scratch

Chicken Katsu Curry From Scratch

Here’s my foolproof recipe if you fancy making a Chicken Katsu Curry from scratch at home! This is one of the most popular recipes from my cookbook "Japanese Food Made Easy" Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry For the chicken katsu4 chicken breasts Flour (for coating)2 egg...

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Superfood Vegetable Stir Fry

Superfood Vegetable Stir Fry

Are you looking for a light and healthy sauce for quick stir fries at home? Fused real soy sauces have no added sugar and no nasties so you are guaranteed a healthy meal wthin minutes! If you are looking for a subtle flavour Fused Glorious Ginger adds a delicious...

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Chirashi Sushi – scattered sushi

Chirashi Sushi – scattered sushi

This is the perfect recipe to get familiar with the key ingredients used to make sushi without the pressure of rolling sushi! Chirashi Sushi is a colourful and fun way to enjoy the delicious ingredients used in sushi by mixing them through the rice and on top of the...

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Homemade Pancakes With Matcha

Homemade Pancakes With Matcha

  Homemade Pancakes With Matcha 250 ml buttermilk1 egg180 g flour1 tablespoon matcha (green tea powder) (optional)1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon bread sodaVegetable oil (for frying)Toppings (savoury and sweet)bacon, smoked salmon, tomato, mushroom, selection...

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Japanese Style Lamb Stew

Japanese Style Lamb Stew

This lamb stew recipe takes inspiration from my time in Japan using local Irish ingredients. The lamb meat fills this light Japanese broth with a delicious flavour which the potatoes and vegetables easily absorb. Japanese Style Lamb Stew Rapeseed oil1 large onion...

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Matcha Cupcake Recipe

Matcha Cupcake Recipe

Makes 6 cupcakes Ingredients  For the cupcake mix 2 eggs (preferably free range) 125g caster sugar 125g soft butter 125g self raising flour 1 tsp matcha powder For the matcha icing  200g Icing sugar 2 tablespoons matcha 100g soft butter cubes 20ml milk Matcha Pocky,...

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Kaki Fruit Cake – Barmbrack

Kaki Fruit Cake – Barmbrack

I’m really excited to share my Japanese inspired Barmbrack recipe which brings together my love for both Japanese and Irish ingredients. Barmbrack is a traditional Irish fruit cake that is the centre of Halloween here in Ireland. What is the meaning of Barmbrack? The...

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Shichimi Togarashi Lamb Kofta Kebab

Shichimi Togarashi Lamb Kofta Kebab

For this recipe the lamb meat is seasoned with one of my favourite Japanese seasonings called shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice) and served with a natural yoghurt dip. Shichimi togarashi goes really well with all types of meat including chicken and beef but...

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Chicken or Prawn Gyoza

Chicken or Prawn Gyoza

Gyoza also called Chinese Dumplings has become popular outside of Asia and across the Globe particularly in Japanese restaurants such as Tani, Eatokyo and Wagamama. If you're looking for it ready-made you can find frozen gyoza in Asia Market in Dublin. Gyoza is served...

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Irish Seaweed & Japanese Seaweed (Kaiso)

Irish Seaweed & Japanese Seaweed (Kaiso)

If you fancy adding seaweed to your store cupboard ingredients it's stocked in fishmongers, health stores, larger supermarkets and Asian markets. There are also some wonderful Irish seaweed companies selling their products online including Wild Irish Sea Veg, This is...

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About Japanese Rice (the sacred grain)

About Japanese Rice (the sacred grain)

The first thing to learn before you start cooking Japanese food at home is how to wash and cook Japanese rice properly. Click here to see my post on washing and cooking Japanese rice. There's also a separate post on how to make sushi rice. To understand the importance...

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Kombu & Shiitake Dashi

Kombu & Shiitake Dashi

Kombu & Shiitake Dashi (Kelp & Shiitake stock/broth) Makes 1 litre Ingredients: 1 litre water 20g dried kombu (kelp)  – a piece about the size of a postcard 3 dried shiitake mushrooms Instructions: 1 Put 1 litre of cold water in a large saucepan. 2 Add the...

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What is Dashi?

What is Dashi?

Dashi is a type of cooking stock used as a base for soups and other dishes in Japanese cuisine. It is surprisingly easy to make compared to stocks here in the West. The secret to a good Japanese stock/broth is to use ingredients filled with umami – ‘the fifth taste’....

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What are Edamame?

What are Edamame?

Edamame are young soybeans in a pod. I loved this popular snack when I first moved to Japan as a student, as they are really cheap to buy and tasty, and go surprisingly well with beer. Generally, edamame can be found in the frozen section of Asian speciality stores or...

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Udon Noodles & Pork Meatballs

Udon Noodles & Pork Meatballs

There's a bit of effort required for this udon noodle recipe but I gaurantee you it's worth the effort! This recipe came about with a little luck using ingredients I had at home to make a last-minute lunch. Generally Chinese dumplings would be added to this type of...

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Garlic fried rice topped with a fried egg

Garlic fried rice topped with a fried egg

This is one of the most viewed recipes on my website and is my go to recipe if I'm stuck for time, cooking motivation and ingredients! Garlic fried rice topped with a fried egg Vegetable oil4 cloves of garlic (peeled and thinly sliced)Cooked Japanese white rice (1...

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Chicken Ramen Recipe

Chicken Ramen Recipe

Ramen is one of the ultimate comfort foods. Although ramen is now part of the Japanese culture, it came originally from China. In Japan each ramen restaurant will have their own secret stock recipe and this is guarded from one generation to the next. You can find...

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Persimmon Fruit Tart (Kaki Tart)

Persimmon Fruit Tart (Kaki Tart)

I remember collecting buckets of persimmon fruit (also called sharon fruit) with the elementary school children behind the local school where I worked in Japan. It reminded me of how we pick apples here in Ireland. In the past few years I was delighted to see this...

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Matcha Swiss Roll (cake)

Matcha Swiss Roll (cake)

When I lived in Japan I often came across desserts with matcha which inspired me to create this tasty recipe. The matcha adds a beautiful vibrant green colour to the sponge. Sliced strawberries also work well as a filling for this recipe. Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 eggs,...

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Sake Cosmopolitan Recipe

Sake Cosmopolitan Recipe

  Sake Cosmo 90 ml sake30 ml Cointreau30 ml lime juice90 ml cranberry juicemint leaves (to garnish) Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add all the liquid ingredients and mix well together until well chilled.Serve in a cocktail/martini glass and garnish with...

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Matcha ice-cream

Matcha ice-cream

This is one of my favourite summer recipes, it’s quick and easy to make at home. You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe and it takes about five minutes to make. So give it a try and I’m sure you’ll be experimenting with different flavoured ice creams once...

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Salmon Poke Bowl

Salmon Poke Bowl

Poke bowls have become trendy and I'm not complaining! It's basically a deconstructed sushi roll. So it's filled with healthy ingredients, really easy to make and there's lots of room to get creative and use your favourite toppings. Salmon Poke Bowl 4 portions of...

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Japanese Style Homemade Chicken Stock

Japanese Style Homemade Chicken Stock

The past few years has seen an increasing interest in bone broths due to their amazing health benefits. This recipe is similar to a standard chicken stock recipe but I’ve added a few ingredients to give a Japanese flavour and umami to the stock, including kombu (kelp)...

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How to cook Japanese rice (rice cooker & pot)

How to cook Japanese rice (rice cooker & pot)

Japanese rice can be used to accompany a meal or to make sushi rice. See more about making sushi rice here. Japanese rice is a short-grain rice that has to be washed in a particular way to remove the excess starch. To get the perfect bowl of rice follow the steps...

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Simple Miso Soup

Simple Miso Soup

One of the secrets of the Japanese diet is “The Power of Miso Soup”. In the traditional Japanese diet miso soup accompanies every meal. Drinking miso soup will boost digestion after meals and help cleanse the body. It's low in fat and carbohydrates, and high in...

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Homemade Edamame Hummus

Homemade Edamame Hummus

Apart from eating them directly from the pods, there are lots of different ways that you can use edamame, such as tossing the beans into salads and stir-fries. This recipe is one of my favourite ways to use edamame. You’ll need a pestle and mortar and a blender to...

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Teriyaki Burger

Teriyaki Burger

It's really worthwhile making burgers from scratch at home as you can add the level of seasoning that you prefer and you know exactly what ingredients have been added to the meat. Above all they are so tasty and you can freeze some for a busier day! Teriyaki Burger...

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Sushi Rice

Making sushi at home is so much fun and has the added benefit of being more economical and super fresh. Once you follow my step by step instructions you'll master this recipe and impress your friends and family! How to make sushi rice 320 grams Japanese rice...

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Quick Chicken Ramen

Quick Chicken Ramen

This is a simple ramen recipe filled with flavour to make at home. You can easily add your own twist and don’t be afraid to slurp while eating it! Most people are surprised that slurping is acceptable in Japan when eating hot noodle dishes like ramen. The Japanese...

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Sticky Soy Chicken Wings

Sticky Soy Chicken Wings

There are no leftovers when these sticky soy chicken wings are cooked at home. They are great on the BBQ or in the oven. This Asian style marinade can be prepped in advance so it's the perfect dish to serve when entertaining at home. Sticky Soy Chicken Wings 500 g...

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Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

Everyone loves this salmon teriyaki recipe so it's perfect for a family meal – it’s one of the most talked about recipes at my cooking classes. The perfect combination of flavours in the salmon and the sweet teriyaki sauce make this an all-time favourite in households...

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Homemade Granola With Matcha

Homemade Granola With Matcha

This is a great way to start your day with the power of matcha (green powder tea), an ingredient I was introduced to in Japan. Matcha slowly releases caffeine compared to coffee. I've recently tried this recipe with another superfood "turmeric" and it works just as...

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Grilled Avocado & Pomegranate Salad

Grilled Avocado & Pomegranate Salad

Serves 2 Ingredients 1 avocado - peeled and sliced Few handfuls of pomegranate seeds Few handfuls of washed lettuce For the dressing: 1 tbsp Fused Clever Classic soy sauce 1 tbsp  Rice vinegar 1 tsp Olive Oil Instructions Place the avocado slices on a non stick...

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Baked Potato with Goats Cheese & Caramelised Red Onion

Baked Potato with Goats Cheese & Caramelised Red Onion

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 x baked potatoes Few tbsp of goats cheese 1 red onion, peeled and sliced Vegetable oil 1-2 tsp Fused Clever Classic soy sauce Instructions Heat a non stick frying pan on medium to low heat and then add the vegetable oil. Toss in the sliced...

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Pan Fried Seabass & Glorious Ginger

Pan Fried Seabass & Glorious Ginger

This is my go to recipe when I have little time to prepare a healthy meal at home. This dish is so light yet full of flavour. The key to keeping a balance between a busy lifestyle and preparing healthy meals from scratch is a little menu planning and having a few very...

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